The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

The American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (AMCHAM Myanmar) was established on October 31, 2013. To date, more than 170 companies employing over 20,000 Myanmar nationals have joined the Chamber. These companies represent a diverse collection of industries and nationalities, with a common goal to expand American business and promote the highest business standards in Myanmar.

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AMCHAM Myanmar would like to invite all AMCHAM Myanmar members to join the hybrid information sharing session on cybersecurity awareness led by AMCHAM ICT Committee.

ICT technical experts, AMCHAM Governor and Co-founder and Group Chairman of Global Technology Company, Shane Thu Aung, Chief Technology Officer of WaveMoney, Htin Hlaing, and Executive Director of US ICT Council for Myanmar, Gretchen Kunze, will be presenting their deep insights on the importance of cybersecurity awareness, moderated by AMCHAM ICT Committee Co-chairs: Founder & CEO of Misfit Technologies Limited, Munimul Islam and Analyst of Vriens & Partners, Nyan Luu Aung. There will be time for Q+A at the end of the panel.

Kindly note that in-person tickets are limited due to the availability of the venue. This session will be conducted under Chatham House Rule and is off-the-record.

  • Date and Time: October 23, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Myanmar Time)
  • Venue: Hybrid -- Virtually via Zoom (a webinar access link will be sent to you in advance) or in-person at AMCHAM office. Please choose how you plan to attend during registration.
  • Tickets: FREE for AMCHAM Myanmar Members
  • Booking deadline: October 20, 4 pm (Myanmar Time)
  • Capacity is limited and tickets are on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  • Prior booking is required and no walk ins accepted.
  • Tickets are non-transferable.
  • This event is open to AMCHAM Myanmar members only.

Member attending virtually

This ticket is eligible for listed representatives of AMCHAM Myanmar member companies only who intend to attend the event virtually.

Member PriceComplimentary

Members attending in-person

This ticket is eligible for listed representatives of AMCHAM Myanmar member companies only who intend to attend the event in-person.

Member PriceComplimentary

Main Speakers

Shane Thu Aung

AMCHAM Governor and

Co-founder and Group Chairman of Global Technology Company

Since 2002, founded Global Technology Group and undertaking as a Co-founder and Group Chairman. The responsibilities are setting Corporate Strategies, Business Innovation and as a leading role in Group's business lines with over 18 years' experience. The group has over 700 people business expanded to Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and United States.

Under his leadership and entrepreneurship, Global Tech become leading 4G LTE telecommunications service provider, telecommunication infrastructure company, global connectivity and wholesales, Cloud Services and Data Centre, virtualization and software defined network.

As a market leader in the region, our suite of ICT solutions is backed up by an extensive data network and infrastructure that spans across key business cities and markets in Myanmar. We also have 11 offices in over 4 countries worldwide.

In the Digital Economy Era, Company Digital Life drives the Group's efforts to be at the forefront of the digital economy. It focuses on opportunities in digital transformation, digital infrastructure, and digital services. Our infrastructure As a Services, Platform As a Services and Software As a Services, Unified Communications As a Services are pivotal to transform the regional market in many better ways.

Mr. Shane Thu Aung was elected as Board of Governor of American Chamber (AMCHAM), Digital Economy Initiative Steering Committee Member in European Chamber of Commerce Myanmar (Euro Cham), Chairman of Myanmar Digital Economy Association and also, Executive Committee Member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and Senior Advisor of Roland Berger Consulting (Myanmar).

Prior his career, he was graduated Master of Management in Organization Development from Assumption University of Thailand (ABAC), and B.C.I.S (Computing and Information System) from London Metropolitan University (UK). Under his capable management and leadership, skills that will bring up to all of his organizations are forwarding with more success in current as well as in future.

Htin Hlaing

Chief Technology Officer of Wave Money

Htin Hlaing is a Silicon Valley executive in leading high performing technology teams at scale through agile development, big data and multi cloud adoption with passion in digital transformation for people life betterment especially in underserved communities. Htin serves as CTO for Wave Money in Myanmar, his home country, for the mission of building better Myanmar for its people through financial inclusion. Before returning to Myanmar in 2020, Htin served as CTO for Ascend Commerce, CP Group in Thailand. In this role, Htin led a large multi-disciplinary technology team with multi-business units of Ascend Commerce, building O2O, B2C and B2B commerce solutions. Previously to Thailand, Htin built his professional career over the span of two decades and held Engineering leadership positions in various Silicon Valley, USA companies.

He holds Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from University of California, Irvine and Masters of Science degree in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Gretchen Kunze

Executive Director of US ICT Council for Myanmar

Gretchen Kunze is the Executive Director of the US ICT Council for Myanmar, where she leads analysis and digital transformation initiatives for some of the world's leading technology firms operating in Myanmar. The US ICT Council supports Myanmar's digital development goals including policy, enterprise, and SMEs; capacity-building and education; and awareness initiatives, including organizing Myanmar Cybersecurity Month which is now in its fifth year. Gretchen concurrently serves as a Director with the US ASEAN Business Council, which is the sister organization to the US ICT Council. Gretchen's career has focused on international development, with expertise in governance, economic development, civil society, and civic participation, and she has spent 20 years living and working in Asia. Prior to her current position, Gretchen led the Institute for Political and Civic Engagement (iPACE) based at the US Embassy's American Center in Yangon. She has an MA in International Affairs from the University of Denver, and a BA in Political Science from Villanova University. 

Nyan Luu Aung

AMCHAM ICT Committee Co-chair and Analyst of Vriens & Partners

Nyan Luu Aung works as an Analyst in Vriens & Partners' Yangon office. His duties include conducting research and delivering analysis for clients in a variety of sectors, as well as keeping track of political and commercial developments of Myanmar.

Prior to this, Nyan Luu was a Legal Research Analyst at AIESEC in Myanmar, a leading youth organization, where he was in charge of legal and compliance issues for the entire organization. Additionally, he worked for a local thinktank for nine months as a youth researcher with an emphasis on youth involvement in the peace process in Myanmar. Moreover, he has a strong background in legal study in the fields of commercial arbitration and public international law. He has won awards for his participation in various moot court competitions.

Nyan Luu earned his bachelor's degree in social studies as a top graduate from the Myanmar Institute of Theology, Liberal Arts Program. He also studied law at the University of Yangon with a minor in international relations.

Munimul Islam

AMCHAM ICT Committee Co-chair and Founder & CEO of Misfit Technologies Limited

Munimul Islam is a distinguished technology entrepreneur, investor, and advisor with a rich background in the telecom sector. Having made a pivotal transition to the technology startup scene, Munimul Islam swiftly propelled a Bangladesh-based technology company to become a key regional player within just six years, extending its reach to five countries across two continents, with a global service footprint.

Renowned for his visionary leadership, Munimul Islam has successfully founded three impactful ventures. These ventures have significantly influenced the realms of conversational AI and Omnichannel CRM worldwide, agri-fintech and supply chain in Bangladesh, and financial inclusion in Myanmar.

In addition to his entrepreneurial achievements, Munimul Islam plays a key role as the co-chair of the ICT Committee in the American Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar, contributing to the growth and development of the technology sector in the region. He has also played a pivotal role in nurturing the growth of early-stage startups, providing strategic investments and guidance to enable their expansion into global markets. With a diverse professional background that includes contributing to ventures of notable organizations such as Rocket Internet, Axiata, VimpleCom, Orascom Telecom, and Singtel, Munimul Islam has demonstrated a strong commitment to building brands, leveraging technology, and orchestrating large-scale events.